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Originally Posted by porfryrieggwo View Post
Same goes with the Iphone. Rumor has it Iphone with 3g + sum other stuff with be out around then. I plan to get that also as my palm treo is just clunky, outdated, and boring.
I'm hoping that Apple will let us use the Wireless Keyboard with it. But I guess if they were going to let us do that, they would've done it already.

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I think I am going to wait until june for the rumored revision of the Macbook and Macbook pro.
I want one really bad, but I can wait because I wont REALLY need it until my fall semester starts.
Just make sure you have enough time to make using it like second nature before the semester starts. Sometimes they announce products at Macworld or WWDC but they're not available until later.
post #47 of 56
I've been using a Macbook Pro for quite some time now (upgraded from a HP running XP). Mac needs some getting used to, but, after a while you'd find it's much more convenient and prettier than XP and much easier to understand than Vista. Moreover, OSX tend not to slow down after long term usage, unlike Windows which cripples itself after a while. I still use XP sometimes since I need to run some windows-based applications, but even then, I'm still using the Macbook Pro.

The price gap between apple and PCs are getting smaller and (with regards to the macbook pro) you're getting extras like backlit keyboard, "iSight", many free applications and multi-touch track pad (which is essential to me now, don't know how I could have lived without it.) I love OSX's simplicity of use, although it's not as "customiserable" as Windows, you're basically immune to most viruses/spywares. Moreover there is always a utility somewhere to enable your mac to do what a Windows pc can.

I went mac and didn't look back. Try it, and you'll love it.

P.S. Just don't get it for gaming.
post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by porfryrieggwo View Post
I dont mind Itunes at all. Its easy to use and looks clean and neat. I never understood why people hate it so much.
Ditto!
I find it to be close to perfect for my needs. Since I like Coverflow, use AirTunes, have my music in Apple Lossless, ...
post #49 of 56
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Ditto!
I find it to be close to perfect for my needs. Since I like Coverflow, use AirTunes, have my music in Apple Lossless, ...
Same here but some people will dislike a product no matter what and often
without actually trying it .
post #50 of 56
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Same here but some people will dislike a product no matter what and often without actually trying it .
Exactly!
I would not be surprised if most of the Mac (OS X) bashers around here have little to no firsthand experience.
post #51 of 56
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Ditto!
I find it to be close to perfect for my needs. Since I like Coverflow, use AirTunes, have my music in Apple Lossless, ...
it just drives me mad, i have to use the little bugger for my iphone, and although coverflow works well on the little screen of the phone i dont find it as effective on a big laptop screen display, plus i like the soft ambient colours of wmp 11, and the artist/album display, 60 at a time across the screen, really useful for choosing what to listen too

my itunes looks such a mess cause i dont maintain it, takes to long, sometimes album cvers dont load in it, and it misses some recordings out completely
post #52 of 56
You don't have to use coverflow in itunes. There are 3 different views you can pick. If it's missing album covers, you can add them yourself too. I can't believe anyone prefers wmp to itunes. WMP is a mess.


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those sort of views, make me unable to part with it,

ive tried foobar, media juke box and itunes, itunes being the worst for me

improvements could be made to the left pane, and a bit easier navigation and now playing screen but these are minor
post #54 of 56
To each their own!
Cause we all have different preferences, and requirements.
post #55 of 56
tho may well choose another brand os over vista, it is terribly slow
post #56 of 56
There's a big difference between Itunes on the Mac and on a PC. The Mac one seems to works significantly better than the PC version. I found the PC version to be very unreliable with my Ipods, so much so that I only use Floola now to move stuff onto (and off) my Ipod. Foobar, for all it's possible complexity and configurability, remains the music player on the PC. It plays my FLACs too, woot
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